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Develop DBA skills with MySQL for Database Administrators course
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MySQL is the world's number one open source database and the number one database for the Web. Join top companies by developing your MySQL Database Administrator skills.

The MySQL for Database Administrators course is for DBAs and other database professionals who want to install the MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning, and protect MySQL databases.

You can take this 5 day course as

  • Training on Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration. You will follow the lecture material via streaming video and perform hands-on activities at a date and time that suits you.
  • Live-Virtual Event:  Take this instructor-led course from your own desk. Choose from the 19 events currently on the schedule and find an event that suits you in terms of timezone and date.
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#DBHangOps
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Woooo, just wrapped up another night of #DBHangOps, check out the video:

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this awesome series of videos, it’s a bi-weekly meeting of MySQL DBAs via a Google Hangout to simply talk about databases (specifically MySQL). The discussions range anywhere from silly stories to awesome learnings and even little gotchas to know about when working with MySQL operationally. If you’re interested in catching when the next #DBHangops will happen, check MySQL planet for a blog post about it, or check this twitter search.

We look forward to talking with you!

A CTO Must Never Do This…
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Read the original article at A CTO Must Never Do This…

A couple years back I was contacted to look at a very strange problem.

The firm ran flash sales. An email goes out at noon, the website traffic explodes for a couple of hours, then settles back down to a trickle.

Of course you might imagine where this is going. During that peak, the MySQL database was brought to its knees. I was asked to do analysis during this peak load, and identify and fix problems. Make it go faster, please!

First day on the job I’m working with a team of outsourced DBAs. I was also working

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Meet The MySQL Experts Podcast: MySQL Utilities
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Managing a MySQL database server can become a full time job. In many occasions, one MySQL DBA needs to manage multiple, even tens of, MySQL servers, and tools that bundle a set of related tasks into a common utility can be a big time saver, allowing you spend more time improving performance and less time executing repeating tasks. While there are several such utility libraries to choose, it is often the case that you need to customize them to your needs. The MySQL Utilities library is the answer to that need. It is open source so you can modify and expand it as you see fit.

In the latest episode of the "Meet the MySQL Experts" podcast series, Chuck Bell, Sr. MySQL Software Developer at Oracle, introduces a variety of recently


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7 essential tools for MySQL DBA
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1. Percona Toolkit
Percona Toolkit (aka Maatkit and Aspersa) is must have collection of advanced command-line tools which helps in performing tasks that are too difficult or complex to perform manually.

2. Mydumper
Mydumper is a high-performance multi-threaded backup/restore tool for MySQL. It’s up to 10x faster compared to mysqldump, can take consistent snapshots and provides File compression on-the-fly. Though it’s still under active development but is well tested/used in production on some large installations.

3. MySQL Master HA
This tool helps to maintain your Master-Slave



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Welcome, hastexo and PalominoDB, as SkySQL Partners
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Last week was full of exciting news for all things MySQL.

However, SkySQL also had some great individual news in that it announced 2 new partners:

I just wanted to take a moment and officially welcome both to the SkySQL fold!

PalominoDB and hastexo, it’s great to be partnered with you!

And we’re looking forward to all the exciting things the future has to hold!

For those interested, you can read more about each partnership here:

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Why You Need a Part-Time Remote MySQL Expert
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When I thought to start to write this post, I was thinking about all the logical reasons why you would consider hiring a part-time remote MySQL database administrator or MySQL expert.
It then occurred to me that most of the readers, who are reading this post now, already know or can imagine the benefits of hiring a DBA to take care of their system.

So what I want to offer is a case based on the emotional benefits and value a part-time DBA can offer you and your business.


1) Peace of Mind

A DBA can offer you peace of mind that one of your core business components is being taken care of. It is like







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Collaborate 2012 Registration is Now Open!
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http://collaborate12.ioug.org   Double Down at COLLABORATE 12- The IOUG Forum with Two Ways to Save- and a Chance to Win! The user-driven Oracle event of the year is fast-approaching, and IOUG wants you to make youreducational experience a sure bet. Between … Continue reading →
For People That Have Managers
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Interesting take on what managers are thinking: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2012/01/09/10-things-your-boss-isnt-telling-you/
MongoDB for MySQL folks part 3 - More on queries and indexes
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Last time I wrote about MongoDB for MySQL DBAs I described some of the basics of MongoDB querying, and this time I'll follow that up with some more on querying.

As we saw last time, the basic format of a MongoDB query is:
db.find(<query>,<attributes>)
Note that you do NOT replace db with the name of the database you want to query here, you just make the database you want to use the current one and issue the query, such as:
> use test
> db.mycoll.find()
The example above will find all objects in the mycoll collection, and will include all the object attributes and also the key (_id), like this:
{ "_id" : ObjectId("4eb0634807b16556bf46b214"), "c1" : 1 }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("4eb0634a07b16556bf46b215"),








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